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10-06-03, 08:35 AM
25 years ago today.
For many, it is the Thurman Munson performance they remember most, as the gutty Yankee catcher's two-run eighth-inning homer trumped the three by George Brett and the Yanks fashioned a 6-5 win and a 2-1 lead in games over the Royals in the 1978 ALCS.
10-06-03, 12:14 PM
WOW! 25 years ago! Time sure does fly, but nothing compared to the way that ball flew. Even though not regarded as a power hitter, Thurman was a great hitter especially in the clutch. That was one of the most vicious line shot homers I've ever seen. I can still follow it's path in my mind's eye disappearing over that blue padded wall in left center....uh-oh here come the goose bumps. YANKEE BASEBAL! ! !
I was off the subway coming home from work when he hit that homer.
10-06-03, 03:16 PM
I recall that homer and another line drive homer he hit when I was in attendance at the old Met in Bloomington, Mn. against the Twins. It got out to left in half-a-heartbeat, slammed into the back of an empty seat and the seat back just exploded with wood splinters flying in all directions. Never forget that as long as I live.
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